With "Honeymoon," it is a new year, new network for a new-ish Brooklyn Nine-Nine

adminJanuary 11, 2019

"Well, from the look of my face, I'm sure you can guess what it says."

"Honeymoon" continues where "Jake & Amy" quit, with Holt finding out if he had been appointed NYPD commissioner or not. (The answer, as it turns out, was "not".) The cliffhanger can have made a decent conclusion to the series, but fortunately it was not the last time we would ever see the Nine-Nine squad again. Now, with a new life on a new network, "Honeymoon" must work for Brooklyn Nine-Nine on several levels, both as a continuation of the past five seasons and as a sixth season premiere, but also technically as a series premiere of some new viewers who may still be wondering what the big deal is about this show.


And it does. "Honeymoon" is a bit discreet, despite the fact that there are 114 episodes in Brooklyn Nine-NineIt serves as a functional and correct introduction to all the main characters – as well as a crash course with regard to their personalities and what drives them – as well as an introduction to the type of humor this notion is about. In fact, "Honeymoon" is a very joke-heavy episode that can even set the pace for the differences between Brooklyn Nine-Nine on FOX and Brooklyn Nine-Nine on NBC. (Although they are small differences, I know on the basis of a set visit that there are also differences in cold open lengths and "bleeping" on NBC. These differences are longer and actually allowed.) But there is nothing about this introduction. to a potentially new audience that suggests handholding or slowing down things to catch. In fact, Neil Campbell's script is settled to the races, apparently driven by the power of Jock Jams.

As far as how "Honeymoon" works as a seasonal premiere, it's not just a welcome return to Nine-Nine, but one that confirms that the show still has it, at least in this episode. It also sets things in motion for the rest of the season (or at least the next episodes), whether it's the newlyweds of Jake / Amy or the disintegration of the marriage of Gina's mother and Boyle's father (who feels like an early fix with loose ends in the case of Chelsea Peretti's future with the series) or backwards, John Kelly gets the commissioner's job over Holt (and what happens as a result).

Commissioner Kelly's retaliation against the nine and nine to turn bullpen into absolute chaos – because Holt goes over his head could well Brooklyn Nine-Nine and its longer arches. At least as it stands now, there is certainly a difference between a petty opponent, who is certainly not a good guy and a twirling twirling, an omnipotent corrupt policeman of a villain, and considers how much Brooklyn Nine-NineBig Bad Bows has escalated at this point, but it makes sense to go back to basics on that front. It definitely falls within Brooklyn Nine-NineThe tendency to go with "every policeman, but police in nine and nine is bad" history, especially because the policy that makes Holt go over Kelly's head is essentially Stop & Frisk 2.0 – but that's also something that hopefully won't go for far into the dark to enjoy.

Terry / Rosa's plot is also ultimately about bureaucracy and far less exciting work that becomes a true leader in nine-nine, but there is also one that is a reminder of ninete's culture and how had Holt actually got the commissioner's job, the squad and the show would finally be nice. It doesn't require a catchy nickname like "Top Dog Terry" and all that goes with it, but again, maybe all episodes require it. The plot itself is a simple story – something there Brooklyn Nine-Nine excels – with Terry's need to be a good leader and stubbornness (as a result of proving he is a good leader) running the comedy. To the point where he begins to read a book about religion just to answer Holts first security issues: "What is God?" If it's a knock, I can really give this episode, it's that Rosa is the most subordinate character in it – as she really is the one who leads the way for both Terry's over-the-top reactions and Gina "Rascal" interjection but she still gets moments of dry humor, and it again works with the crash course introduction to the show. (See, "Good. You fixed it." After Terry has broken Holt's laptop broken)

In fact, if there is another knock, I can give it, it comes in the form of wondering how Kevin feels that his husband goes to paradise without him.

But beyond the boring Kevin question, it's the little things about narrative cohesion that matters. So often, despite the fact that everyone working in the same bullpen, there is not so much crossover among different episode plots. Here Gina is a rascal against Terry under all his leadership solutions, while handling (and trying to avoid) Boyle in his own plot. Gina should be around the Terry / Rosa plot – because she is Holt's assistant and Terry fills in for Holt – but as easy as it is, it would just as well be for the show to recognize her shenanigans offscreen and never actually show her here.

This whole episode is great when it comes to showing in full Brooklyn Nine-Ninebigger feelings like sitcom – not just the difficult moments like Jake's bad Jock Jams and Scully and Boyle's very poor Cyrano attempts – whether it's Jake giving Holt a hearty talk about how much he thinks to him (Although it ends with Holt calling him "selfish"), Terry was aware that the power to lead was in him all the time, or Gina was actually trying to be a decent person to Boyle. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a comedy about good, competent people – and Scully and Hitchcock lift each other to become even better people. It's just everyone who plays against a political area in the workplace.

There is also a show about gruesome Gina masks and unnecessary wigs that go with them. (Don't change, Boyle.)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is also a show about Amy Santiago and Jake Peralta that meet each other's fantasies (Dewey Decimal System and Die hard-based, respectively), all in contrast to a depressed Holt. And considering how Holt's emotional reach goes from zero to zero, the sight of depressed Holt is one thing to add "The causes of Other Braugher deserve more recognition for Brooklyn Nine-Nine"The list. At the same time Brooklyn Nine-NIne can still get a fun episode of having Jake / Amy in full-on newlywed happiness, while everyone back at Nine-Nine is surrounded by chaos, "Honeymoon" is really powered by third wheel Holt reckons with his sexy parade to points they End up drinking "two super depressing coconuts filled with merlot."

Much of the campaign for this season off Brooklyn Nine-Nine Focusing on Jake and Amy's relationship, and even more indicative of the strength of the partnership is the way they go along with each other's terrible plans to get Holt back on track and out of his rejection-based discomfort. (And seriously, as Amy surprises Jake dressed as Bonnie Bedelia from Die hard, one of the most amazing moments in the history of the series.) Holt & # 39; s novelty shirt sight gag is a highlight of this plot, but the existential fear that he fills every scene, even when he spreads eagle on Jake and Amy & # 39; s hotel room bed-is the true treat.

As a seasonal premiere, "Honeymoon" is just the episode you want to start things on on the right footing Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But the same goes for its role as an upcoming party too Brooklyn Nine-Nine on NBC. It's not that "Honeymoon" is the best episode of Brooklyn Nine-NineBut not only does it make it impressive all it needs to do in one fall, it also does while keeping the humor level up and setting up an interesting dynamics ahead. If so, it is absolutely exemplary.

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